Clinical Professor of Education
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Associate Professor, Science Education
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Thu Sương Thị Nguyễnis an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the Indiana University School of Education at Indianapolis. A native of San Antonio Texas and the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, Dr. Nguyễn'sscholarly interests include spatial and cultural (re)production, vulnerable populations and practices of place-making in and around school settings, and the treatment of difference. Her current work centers on the intersections of diaspora, placemaking, and school governance. She has published in Educational Policy, Educational Management, Administration & Leadership, International Journal of Leadership in Education, and the International Journal of Urban Education Leadership.
Assistant Professor of Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy in Urban Education
Professor, Special Education
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Professor, Urban Education Studies
My dedication is to support the creation of schools that deliver high quality success to all student groups, especially those groups that have historically not been well served by public schooling, like African American students, Latino students, students from low income families, student from families that do not speak English at home, students from other cultures, students with disabilities, girls in math and science, lesbian/gay/bi/transgender students, or any other group not receiving the benefits of a high quality education. I am especially focused on this in urban areas where the majority of children of color live and go to school. I am also dedicated to framing urban areas in terms of their strengths and assets while critiquing the inequalities and addressing the challenges. I consider the so-called achievement gaps to be mainly a function of the way schools and urban centers work rather than a function of those student groups on the lower side of such gaps or their parents and communities. At present our urban schools come nowhere close to working well for the historically marginalized students so we need to envision and create learning environments that do work well for all students and all student groups. To accomplish this, we need to not be defensive or to avoid difficult issues or claim there is only one right way to go forward, while at the same time treating all people with respect, appreciation, and care.
Assistant Professor in Literacy, Culture and Language Education
My research interests are aimed toward literacy practices and how contexts influence learning of adolescents in urban environments. I am also interested in exploring students' understandings of their own learning in school and out of school spaces. I use qualitative and design-based research methods to explore students' experiential knowledge and their evolving disciplinary-specific literacy and understanding. Other related interests include classroom discourse and how it shapes teaching and learning.